“The French Football Federation and Noel Le Graet, its president, are pleased to announce the extension of Didier Deschamps’ contract as head of the French national team until June 2026,” the , the French football federation said in a statement on Saturday.
Deschamps will bring his side to Dublin in March for the Euros qualifier clash against the Republic of Ireland.
His previous contract had expired after the 2022 World Cup, where France lost to Argentina in the final on penalties in Qatar.
BREAKING! France head coach Didier Deschamps has extended his contract until 2026. pic.twitter.com/Ao2GEylN37
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Under Deschamps, France won the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2021 Nations League. They also reached the final of the 2016 European Championship.
France are currently third in the FIFA world rankings, behind No 1 Brazil and second-placed Argentina.
The FFF said Deschamps’ assistant coach Guy Stephan, goalkeeping coach Franck Raviot and physical trainer Cyril Moine will also continue their work with the national team.
Just prior to the expiry of Deschamps’ last contract, the France manager met with Le Graët in Guingamp, where a shared desire to continue their adventure was expressed.
That desire has now manifested itself in an official agreement, and Deschamps will now continue as France manager until 2026, meaning he will lead Les Bleus in Euro 2024 in Germany and at the 2026 World Cup, which will take place in the United States of America, Canada and Mexico.